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mitt romney or jon huntsman or michele bachmann. chris: and trashing his opponent? >> the public may not want to see it but they will get it. in the past even though they say they don't want to see it, it worked in the past. >> the very same democratic campaign running against republican extremism. chris: let me ask you, john, i think the voter doesn't want to be told you have no choice. stuck with an incumbent who's dead in the water, who's not moving the economy. by the way, you can't pick this other guy. doesn't that make voters say i'm voting for reagan. i'm voting -- >> the message it sends is stay home. >> independents often don't want the same candidate twice. they are the most moveable group. chris: really? that's the history. >> the question is as opposed to whom, right? they're 10% to 12% of the electorate that sort of holds back and says it depends -- chris: catholics. they usually wait until the last minute. >> if it's mitt romney and he seems kinds of safe, then he might be the candidate for them. chris: i think you're right. looking for something better than they got. m
: stumping in the same parade but just a few minutes behind, another former mormon governor, jon huntsman of utah. he's been met with skepticism by some voters for what they see as socially moderate views and for having served as president obama's ambassador to china. today, determination. >> we can win new hampshire. i'm feeling good about this. >> reporter: other gop candidates flocked to iowa, where minnesota representative michele bachmann reached out in clear lake ahead of this state's straw poll. she's been making steady gains with voters. >> i'm so happy we were here and really focused. what we saw is incredible, concentrated support. >> reporter: it was another parade two-for with newt gingrich also in clear lake. the former house speaker is trying to rebuild his candidacy after much of his staff quit last month amidst reported strategic differences. the gop's sole african-american candidate, herman cain, is picking up speed. the former businessman shored up support in the battleground state of pennsylvania today. >> to paraphrase abraham lincoln, i will be a president of the peop
mitt romney was trying to pick up votes. fellow republican jon huntsman was literally running for the white house. in atlanta participants in the peach tree road race were trying to survive ten kilometers. an endurance test. nothing like nathan's hotdog eating contest on coney island. at d/fw airport in dallas american warriors got a hearty welcome home. and in afghanistan a group of american soldiers took this day to re-enlist. general david petraeus is about to become the next cia director and was there to say good-bye and thanks. >> and america can never thank you enough. >> reporter: america's 235th birthday. a day to stand up and be proud. even if you're sitting down. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> fox news is apologizing tonight for tweets saying president obama had been assassinated. the fox news politics account tweeted six reports that president obama had been shot and killed in iowa. but it was all a hoax. hackers broke into the account early this morning and sent out those tweets. fox news called them malicious and false, adding that it will work with twitte
this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-american gop candidate recently released this video touting his tea party credentials. >> i was in a tea party before it was cool. >> reporter: in ohio over the weekend, cain said he's gaining traction. >> if you average out all of the polls that i'm in third place behind mitt romney and michele bachmann, and they have twice the name id, i think i have the ball because as my name iid spreads, i have nowhere to go but up. >> even former president bill clinton is weighing in saying he likes jon huntsman. he believes he's authentic. he
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